The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

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When Ursula K. Le Guin passed away in January at the age of 88 we lost one of our foremost novelists. Le Guin, mostly known for her science fiction and fantasy novels such as A Wizard of Earthsea and The Left Hand of Darkness, defiantly held her ground on the margin of American letters until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature.

Director Arwen Curry filmed with Le Guin for 10 years to produce the film, which unfolds an intimate journey of self-discovery as Le Guin comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. Starring Ursula K. Le Guin and featuring Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Neil Gaiman, Samuel R. Delany, Michael Chabon, Vonda N. McIntyre, Adrienne Maree Brown, China Miéville, Annalee Newitz, and Theodora Goss, as well as members of the Le Guin’s family.

"A perfect primer for anyone new to Le Guin, the documentary also has enough to offer dedicated fans, confirming her place as a major figure in American literature and as a spiky, rebellious and engaging personality." Allan Hunter, Screen